About the Area
Henderson Harbor is a tranquil port village nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario in beautiful Northern New York, less than fifty miles from the Canadian border by water via ferry from Cape Vincent to Kingston, ON, or land, across the spectacular 1000 Islands Bridge. Its location makes possible a host of recreation for residents and visitors, including sailing, fishing, water skiing, whitewater rafting, swimming, biking, hiking, lighthouse and winery tours, camping, shopping, and much more.
Map courtesy of the Thousand Islands Tourism Council
The village is located on Rt. 3, along both New York’s Great Lakes Seaway Trail and the Adirondack-North Country Olympic Byway. It is within a few short miles of two state-operated parks that include camping and beach access —Southwick State Park in Henderson, NY, and Westcott State Park in Sackets Harbor, NY. New York’s pristine Adirondack State Park, the largest National Historic Landmark in the United States, is also within short driving distance.
The two airports closest to Henderson Harbor are the Watertown International Airport (ART) in Watertown, and the Hancock International Airport (SYR) in Syracuse. Henderson Harbor is also close to Interstate-81, a quick one-hour drive north from Syracuse.
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Gill House Restaurant & Inn – 10 guest room with accommodations minutes from the race location at the Henderson Harbor Boat Launch
Aspinwall Motel – A “quaint” and “comfortable” motel with a score of 4.5 out of 5 on the traveler review site TripAdvisor.com.
Ontario Place Hotel – Located right off Main Street, within short walking distance of some of the finest shopping and dining in northern New York. Free breakfast included.
Best Western Carriage House Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Econo Lodge, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites
The Gill House Restaurant and Inn – This 200-year-old former resort hotel has a view of Henderson Harbor’s docks and opens to a patio right on the water.
Ryan’s Lookout – This Italian-American cuisine restaurant sits atop a bluff and boasts a spectacular view of Lake Ontario.
Cooper’s Landing Family Restaurant – A seasonal restaurant serving seafood, and Italian and American Entrees
Tin Pan Galley – Popular the world over for their gourmet breakfast offerings, live music in the evenings, and their beautiful garden patio.
Chrissy Beanz Bakery and Coffee Shop – Fresh barista-prepared coffee and baked goods
Sackets Harbor Brewing Company – Locally-brewed craft beer, including 1812 Ale, and a patio overlooking the beautiful harbor. Perfect for sunset dining.
Skewed Brewing at the Salmon Run Mall – Locally brewed craft beer and menu offerings that include dozens of gourmet cheeses, and allergy- and gluten-friendly dining options.
Art’s Jug – Italian food, family style
Coleman’s Corner & Pub – An Irish pub with a “north country” twist
Chain restaurants include Texas Roadhouse, Olive Garden, TGI Friday’s, Ruby Tuesday, Panera Bread, Starbucks
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